sorry i dont know how much it would be for a famly room, but you can go on their site for a quote. plus side with this hotel too is you can walk to the start line and its close to plenty of places to eat out if you dont fancy their food. parking it the only issue, but then its only a few mins from the train station!
Lisa, I've stayed in the Brae Guest House just near Meadowbank stadium prior to half / full marathons in Edinburgh - quiet, friendly, and they have a family room, according to their website: www.braeguesthouse.com
Tariff might work out the same as a Premier Inn for a family, but it was suitable for a couple compared to the other B&B prices in the city centre.
I'm running Edinburgh Marathon this year, and it's also my first one! Scary stuff! Especially as I've slowed my training right down this year and have only run 10k races. Oops! Bet get moving and sort out a proper training plan for my fridge I'm going to have a look at the 'ultimate' training plans on here and Hal Higdon. Any other recommendations?
You get a tech tee with your medal at the finish. And yes, the medals this year DID look like willies. Especially from the reverse side. Big LOL!
The run along the coast is beautiful and the beach at Gullane looks gorgeous. I wanted to go paddling in it! Waist pack with water bottle would be a good idea - drink the water on offer at the water stations and refill your bottles too if necessary. Edinburgh is usually cold in May but for whatever reason the marathon day has been scorching hot for something like 4 years out of the last 5.
12,500 runners was for the whole event - the half marathon, 10K and kids runs too. I think there were about 5,000 runners doing the full marathon.
Edinburgh city centre is very expensive to stay in but there are some cheap hostels which have a very good reputation if you don't mind dorm type sleeping. Some of them do have private rooms as well. Also there are the usual Welcome Inn type chain hotels on the outskirts that are £29-ish per room. You don't need to spend a fortune if you don't want to.
This is my first marathon too..should have done it last year but due to illness had to sell my number...anyway looking forward now and any tips on training..blisters (not) will be all taken into consideration thanx ..be happy & safe running to all who read this.
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